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Late Summer… | News Release | Old Town North Farmers’ Market

Hi Folks,

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child

Today promises great weather, perfect to pick up goodies for a Labor Day Weekend at the beach or holiday picnic, at the Old Town North Community Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. Alexandria’s Favorite Dog- Friendly Market!

901 North Royal Street, Montgomery Park, The Canal District. Summer hours 4-8

Lionel Lopez and his family bring us fresh fruits and veggies from their farm in the Northern Neck. Last week they were sampling the sweetest watermelon, a true taste of summer. For a complete list of what is in season check out http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/producechart.pdf   Ana of Sweet Twist of Ecuador brings us two new soup flavors with superfoods. One is with cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, potsre and quinoa and the second soup is squash, carrot, shallot, and amaranth and vegan ice cream made from local produce. I plan to bring a pint of her freshly made ice cream to a Friday evening dinner party. The perfect late summer desert!  Sara of Dream of Goodies continues to delight with Mini rum cakes, “banana split” cake jars (vanilla and chocolate cake with strawberries, banana, vanilla and chocolate avocado frosting) and chocolate raspberry cake jars, and lemon curd mini cakes and cake jars.  Chef Michael promises Chocolate Chip, Chai Spiced, Apricot Pecan Oatmeal, and Mint Chocolate Chip cookies.

In the community.

Old Town North Community Partnership (OTNCP) in cooperation with NOTICe and business owners across Braddock, Parker Gray, Canal District, and Potomac Green neighborhoods are excited to bring you the Reimagined Annual Taste of Old Town North. Join friends and family to take a walk through Old Town North where local businesses will be offering discounts, events and more. A portion of proceeds will go to the Carpenter’s Shelter.  The Taste Kicks off on Friday, September 8th at the newly renovated Canal Center Plaza – 44 Canal Center Way, 5pm-7pm.  Our Farmers’ Market friends will be sampling their treats!  September 8th – September 17th.  Visit www.oldtownnorth.org/taste  for a list of participating businesses, discounts and giveaways offered.

On Thursday, September 7th the Free Yoga in the Fresh Air will begin at 5:30 to allow our musician time to set up. Free Yoga in The Fresh Air is on for today, August 31st. We welcome donations of healthy, nonperishable food for the Lazarus Ministry, and ALIVE. For additional information, please visit: http://www.hungerfreealexandria.com/giving

River’s Edge Yoga is hosting a Karma Class on Labor Day to raise funds for the Red Cross Relief Efforts in Houston. Meet us on the mat as we flow from the heart and open the hips.  10:30 am.  Pay what you can, suggested donation, $10

River’s Edge Yoga, 300 Montgomery Street, # 201, second floor, above Wheel Nuts Bike Shop.

On the horizon…

The Historic Alexandria Homes Tour is Sat Sept 23 from 10am-3pm. Eight beautiful homes and gardens featured in Old Town. For tickets visit www.thetwig.org

Thank you to our friends, neighbors and local small businesses for supporting the Old Town North Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market.

See you at the market!  Rain or Shine, Year Round!

Thursdays 4pm – 8pm
901 North Royal Street
The Montgomery Park

Sponsored by the Old Town North Community Partnership with support from the City of Alexandria, MRE Properties, River’s Edge Yoga, Yogis for Positive Change and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

Website: www.oldtownnorth.org/farmers-market/

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